Community Returns With Blanket Fort Battles, French Stewart and the Highest Stakes Ever!

Chang to the world, NBC’s Community finally resumes its interrupted third season tonight at 8/7c! And while TVLine certainly hasn’t skimped on the scoop during the quirky comedy’s hiatus, we have a few more spoilerly snippets to share before Greendale re-opens its doors.

FORT GREENDALE | Troy and Abed in a bat-tle! As we first reported, a second blanket fort episode is on the way, and this one finds Community‘s most beloved twosome at odds. “We have a little riff between Troy and Abed — which is eventually resolved,” Danny Pudi tells TVLine. “We have a battle [over a new fort] and people have to take sides. It is a war, and Abed ends up being a guy who has to take a stand — the fort has to be either pillows or blankets.” And if you’re upset about the fight between T & B, blame Dean Pelton. “It’s classic Greendale in that a bad idea was presented from the Dean’s mouth,” Jim Rash reveals. “It’s always his fault!”

FIRST IMPRESSIONS | French Stewart is Greendale-bound, and with him comes some crazy costumes. “We have a whole impressionist episode and the outfit I wear in it is what I wore the day my mom came to set,” Pudi says with a laugh. “I didn’t tell her ahead of time what I would be wearing that day… So, picture me facing her in that when you watch the episode, and you’ll realize how embarrassed and full of shame I am.” Add to that the fact that Alison Brie calls Abed’s costume “amazing,” and we’re in!

OCEAN’S SEVEN | The upcoming heist-themed episode — about which we’ve been sworn to secrecy — is a huge one for the Greendale gang. Teases Gillian Jacobs: “Unlike the Christmas episode, where the joke was that there were very low stakes, there are actually high stakes here — even higher than in paintball. There are real things at stake here, so that’s kind of a new thing for us.” In fact, Brie tells us that this installment contains “the biggest things that have ever happened to the group.”

ICYM our extensive Community coverage during the show’s winter hiatus, we present you with the following, comprehensive roundup of our myriad exclusives and storyline scoops from the past three months:

Exclusive Community First Look: [Spoiler] Pops the Big Question!

Spoiler Alert!: Joel McHale and Alison Brie Reveal Community’s Most Shocking Hook-Up Ever!

Community Exclusive: Smallville Vet, Scrubs Alum, Parks and Rec Player Visit Greendale

Exclusive: Community Pays Homage to Law & Order With Crime-Themed Episode

Community Saves Face, Casts Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito as [Spoiler]

Community Cast Reveals What Will Happen When (Yes, When!) the Show Returns

What are you most excited to see during the remainder of Community‘s third season? Hit the comments!

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10 Comments
  1. Amy says:

    You guys have been very supportive of the show, so thank you. I’m very excited to watch tonight’s episode and of course the rest of the season. I hope we get a 4th season.

    • Chiana says:

      Yes, it’s been great. I’ve shared every link I’ve seen about the show, hoping to attract new viewers.
      6 Seasons and a Movie!!

  2. Guilherme says:

    As we seen in the trailer the ocean’s seven episode will probably the one which they get expelled, let’s how that works :) #sixseasonsandamovie

  3. NotRob says:

    Maybe someone here can confirm/comment, but I’m hearing that NBC has cancelled Community and it has been picked up for the fall 2013 lineup by Comedy Central, which will air the first three seasons of episodes.

    Awesome news if true, but is it?

    • E says:

      I think you’re half-right. Comedy Central has picked up the off-network rights to syndicate the first three seasons. I don’t think there has been an official decision by NBC, and I bet they wouldn’t make one before tonight’s return. I’m sure they want to see if the hiatus improved anything. (Fingers crossed that it did!)

    • Sesimneal says:

      Comedy Central did pick up rights to air repeats of the first 3 seasons, but NBC hasn’t declared one way or the other with regard to season 4.

  4. Carmichael says:

    *DOES DANCE OF JOY* IT’S BACK! NOW FOR THREE AND A HALF MORE SEASONS AND A MOVIE!

  5. barbara says:

    thank you for all the coverage and updates! It was so encouraging. I was really worried about this show. TG it’s back! yay!!!
    counting the minutes til tonight’s episode

  6. Angela says:

    Echoing the thanks on all the scoops, they’ve really tided me over during the hiatus. And as always, the latest news in this story has me excited/curious. That “Ocean’s Seven” thing seems like it could be quite good.

    So happy the show is back tonight, can’t wait to get back into the swing of things and watch this again.

  7. Brendan says:

    Soooo happy that it’s back, but not only is it returning to a difficult time slot in 8:00 Thursday, but it returns on the opening day of March Madness?? Dear NBC execs: PLEASE grade the ratings on a curve this week……….

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